We’ve seen it before – ATM kiosks idle from operation, rebooting into a blank screen showing off the RAM, BIOS, Windows and finally, the batch file that launches the ATM app.
Thursday was unintentionally revealing to me as I had, in my pocket, an ATM card that consistently crashed all the ATM’s I inserted it into.
First strike was the ATM located in Greenbelt 5. I thought it was just a random bug, until it happened twice, barely one second after sliding the card in.
Silly, really. But frustrating as well. It was really embarrassing to reboot the ATM with people lined up behind me. “Oops!” I said, thrice, and made an unscheduled trip to my branch to apply for a replacement card.
Such is the ticket to ATM perdition.